Justin Calvadores (they/them) is a second generation Filipinx-Canadian freelance dance artist based in Vancouver BC, the lands of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam First Nations. They are a graduate of the Arts Umbrella Dance program. In 2017/18 they apprenticed for Ballet BC under the directorship of Emily Molnar and in 2019 joined Ballet Edmonton under the leadership of Wen Wei Wang and Karissa Berry. They have worked with companies such as Dumb Instrument Dance, Mile Zero Dance, Inverso Productions, Wen Wei Dance and FakeKnot. Justin’s own work centres around their queerness and identity as a second generation Filipinx-Canadian. They are grateful for dance as a catalyst for enriching their perception of the world and are motivated by the practice of embodied dance and self determination.